About the Department
The Department of Anthropology is committed to a multidimensional inquiry into what it is to be human—past and present, nearby and distant. Notre Dame’s Anthropology program explores the richness and diversity of the discipline by building bridges between various humanistic and scientific approaches. We seek to involve faculty and students in integrative anthropology, including engagement with different anthropological and interdisciplinary perspectives, integration of theory and application, and integration of teaching, research, and ethics. We train undergraduate and graduate students to harness these strengths in basic research, in effective teaching, and in the application of anthropology both inside and outside of academia. The department's research and doctoral training program emphasizes the integration of the major anthropological subfields: archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. This is seen in faculty research, graduate education, and undergraduate curriculum.